Qualcomm has just announced a significant update on its Snapdragon platforms in large market segments, except in the very high class ($ 800 +) and low-end (below $ 150). The new Snapdragon 778G Plus 5G, 695 5G, 480 Plus 5G and 680 4G chips will strengthen the capabilities of upcoming mobile devices and allow device manufacturers to create new device levels to cover every budget.
Three out of four are capable of 5G and will help users with better average broadband access speeds and user experience. Mobile operators are greatly promoting 5G as it is also more efficient compared to 4G. 5G is spreading even faster than many observers thought.
The Snapdragon 680 is only 4G and is likely to target OEMs and countries where 5G deployment is slower or targets even more affordable devices. The 680 is manufactured using a 6nm semiconductor process and should bring speed and improve performance to upcoming LTE-only phones.
The Snapdragon 778G Plus 5G and 695 5G are focused on extra performance, not new features. The Snapdragon 695 5G replaces the Snapdragon 690, and Qualcomm claims 30% faster graphics / games and 15% better CPU performance for the new chip.
The Snapdragon 778G Plus looks like a product created by selecting 778G (non-plus) chips tested at higher speeds and tolerances. These are essentially proven “best of the best” 778G chips that can be clocked at higher frequencies.
Qualcomm says the Snapdragon 7xx experienced 44% growth (last year) thanks to an increase in Premium phones ($ 550-700). Typically, these devices are designed to have parity of functions with high-end phones, but remain significantly more affordable due to compromises in terms of performance.
You can expect most smartphone manufacturers to integrate these new chips into their products at the end of the year. HMD Global, Honor, Motorola, Oppo, Vivo and Xiaomi have already expressed their support.
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